GORD conducted a Workshop on GULF GREEN MARK – Product labeling
On April 16, 2016, GORD conducted a workshop titled “GULF GREEN MARK” for Product labeling workshop at Qatar National Convention Centre.
The first of its kind in GCC and MENA region “GULF GREEN MARK”, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) System, is dedicated to promote products and materials for the construction industry with the declared environmental footprints over their life cycle.
The workshop aimed at providing participants with a technical background about product labeling and life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The life cycle assessment is a scientific measurement that also enables the evaluation of the environmental burdens associated with a product throughout its service life.
The notable topics of the workshop included sessions covering the GSAS and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) criteria, underlining the impact categories and the Life Cycle analysis of building Materials and Building Elements. This was followed by an overview of the new system, the Gulf Green Mark.
Leading manufactures in Qatar such as SMEET & AlWaab Plastics interested in products certification, had the opportunity to speak during the Gulf Green Mark – Product Labeling workshop, placing emphasis on their commitment to using sustainable products.
SMEET, a leading producer of building materials in the MENA Region with the largest and most advanced single factory offers innovative building solutions for the construction industry. The team highlighted the company’s commitment to upholding high standards in their Environmental management system.
In line with this, SMEET are in the process of achieving Gulf Green Mark certification for all their products under the guidance of GORD. Mohamad Kassim, Technical Manager, SMEET commented: “We are proud that we are the first concrete specialist company in Qatar to apply for this certification furthermore we are delighted to contribute towards the nation’s effort to further reduce the carbon foot print”.